Destinations of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1451-1870

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This record was last updated on 19 Feb 2016

Image Reference

Adapted from Philip D. Curtin, The Atlantic Slave Trade (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1969).

This image is a composite of 4 separate maps published in Curtin. The four maps show the numbers of slaves transported from Africa to New World areas over the period 1451-1870; thickness of arrows indicates numbers of enslaved to each major area. Although the numbers in this map would be different in light of research since Curtin's pioneering work was published, the map still gives a graphic idea of the relative intensity of the Atlantic slave trade to New World areas through time.